Padua, the “city of The Saint”
(24.5 km away), is the famous “City of the Saint”: the remains of St. Anthony are preserved in the famous Basilica of St. Anthony and annually attracts pilgrims from all over the world. In the heart of the old town you can visit the 3 squares: Piazza dei Signori (which houses the Palazzo del Capitanio), Piazza delle Erbe (which houses the Palace of Reason), and the Fruit Square (which has the market). Of great interest is the Prato della Valle, one of the largest squares in Europe.
Among the places of worship which are also important in the Church of the Carmine, the Abbey of Santa Giustina, the Scrovegni Chapel, the Church of St. Nicholas. It is also possible to visit pre booking required the magnificent Cappella degli Scrovegni, entirely covered with frescoes by Giotto. To the south of Padua, you can admire the beautiful Euganean Hills, famous for its thermal baths and comfortable walks. You can also visit ARQUA ‘PETRARCA, the Villa dei Vescovi, Praglia Abbey. Other nearby villages offer MONSELICE, Este and Montagnana. To reach Venice from Padua you can drive along the Riviera del Brenta, a territory rich of magnificent villas and gardens open to the public.